Meet our panel of medical specialists

Research Review New Zealand works with over 70 local medical specialists to select and advise on the most important research from around the world. They advise on what really matters, what impact it has on local healthcare and what we need to do in our daily practice to accomodate new skills and knowledge. Select a category below to see more about each of our expert advisors.

Dr Chris Lewis

Dr Chris Lewis

Chris is a respiratory physician at the Auckland District Health Board. He has a particular interest in lung cancer. He is chair of the lung tumour stream of the Northern Cancer Network, a member of the national lung cancer working party of the Ministry of Health, and an invited member of the Australian Cancer Council lung cancer guideline group, developing the world’s first wiki-based cancer guidelines. At ADHB, Chris is chair of the lung cancer multidisciplinary meeting and set up New Zealand’s first endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) service for minimally invasive diagnosis and staging of lung cancer. He also has an interest in interventional bronchoscopy for palliation of central airway tumours. He previously undertook subspecialist training at Papworth Hospital in the UK, where there is a leading regional lung cancer unit... read more »

Dr George Laking

Dr George Laking

George is a Medical Oncologist at Auckland DHB, specialising in treatment of respiratory malignancy. He is an Otago graduate who trained in Wellington and at the Christie Hospital in Manchester. George’s MD studies were in tumour perfusion using PET scanning, and his PhD is on the economics of diagnosis. Outside the DHB George is also active as a member of PTAC (Pharmac’s Pharmacology and Therapeutics Advisory Committee), and the Smokefree Coalition. George’s whakapapa ties are to Te Whakatōhea in the Eastern Bay of Plenty, and he is the current Chair of Te Ohu Rata o Aotearoa (Te ORA, the Māori Medical Practitioners’ Association)... read more »